parent activity: best childhood memories

child in treeWithout thinking too much about it, jot down three of your best childhood memories.

Now look at what you’ve written and tease out what elements made them memorable. Was it being asked to take on a more grown up task or responsibility?  Was it time alone with a friend or an adult?  Were you surrounded by family? By yourself? Outside?

As parents we hope that family life provides lasting and loving memories for our children. And thinking back to our own childhoods can be a great source of inspiration not necessarily for the activities (e.g. the hike, the vacation, the amusement park) but rather for the essence of what made certain moments special (i.e. connection with others, being in nature, experiencing something challenging and new).  -n&t


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